He made this open appeal while addressing members of his party, PDP, during his empowerment programme for his constituency at Isiala Mbano Local Government, weekend. He also used the opportunity to criticise some of his party members who had opposed Governor Rochas Okorocha “urban road expansion” describing their stand as not worthy of emulation.”
According to him, “We saw when Governor Rochas Okorocha was breaking down illegal structures in Owerri capital city, people start crying and insulting him but today they have started praising him to continue his good works.”
He continued, ” What we need now is to support Governor Rochas Okorocha in his good works to develop Imo State and make Imo better for our people.”
Onwubuariri also vowed that nobody would stop his re-election into the House of Representative for his second term and that his people had endorsed him ahead of 2019 election. He said,”I must go for second term. I want to tell you whoever is planning to stop me is wasting his time. My people want me and they want me to go for second term.”
Responding, the former Governor of Imo state, Chief Ikedi Ohakim who was at the event said the event was not the appropriate time to predict elections and probably where one has decided to join politically but a time for empowerment.
In his brief remarks he said, “We have gathered here not for politics but to create jobs. For politics, When we get their we talk about it” adding that ” there is no how you compare a child of 1year and some months with that child of 16 years” He summed it up by saying that, “APC is 1 year and some months and PDP is 16 years.”
But in what looks like a confirmation of the possibility of Obinna Onwubuariri, defecting to the All Progressive Congress, APC, came from the Chief of Staff to Imo State Government, Hon Uche Nwosu, who equally in a short remarks said, “Obinna Onwubuariri is wearing cloth of PDP but what is in him, is the spirit of APC.
I want to announce to you and I have seen it that in no distance time Obinna Onwubuariri will join the APC.”